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Author(s):Murphy, James A.
Author Affiliation:Extension Specialist, Turfgrass Management, Rutgers University, and Advisor, SFMANJ
Title:Evaluating your sports turf mowing program
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Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April 2006, p. 6-7.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Mowing; Mowing frequency; Mowing height; One-third rule; Sports turf maintenance; Spring maintenance; Turf recovery
Abstract/Contents:Discusses mowing practices employed on sports fields, addressing factors that contribute to turf health such as the mowing height, frequency, and strategies. Indicates the results of a high and low mowing height, suggesting that "turfgrass species and variety, mowing frequency, environmental conditions, and available management resources are factors that govern the lowest mowing height possible for a turf." Recommends "increasing the mowing frequency without lowering the mowing height...[to] quickly improve [the] turf and playing surface quality," and mentions the one-third rule. Advises "to use a proper mowing frequency and cutting height along with no more than modest levels of nitrogen fertilization to develop and maintain a good root system [in the spring,]" and warns against the effect of wet weather.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Murphy, J. A. 2006. Evaluating your sports turf mowing program. Update [New Jersey]. 6(2):p. 6-7.
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